My favorite country music star 15 years ago and my favorite rapper today. They have more in common than you might think. Breaking it down, song by song.
When I was fourteen, I'd have done anything for Garth Brooks. Anything. Last year, when I first heard My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, my simmering love for Kanye West reached its boiling point and I put him on a pedestal I never plan to take him down from... yes, even considering Kim Kardashian.
I started contemplating what these two men might have in common (and not). I thought I'd give the old "contrast and compare" exercise in critical thinking a try, and maybe figure out something about why these two seemingly opposite musicians have each appealed so much to my heart-parts.